Monday, January 11, 2016

Review ~ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 
Author: Ransom Riggs
Copyright: 2011
Type: fiction
Pages: 352
Series:
1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
2. Hollow City
3. Library of Souls

Reason for Reading
My friend suggested it to me…

Summary:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.


Thoughts/Opinions
Started off great and I found I couldn't put it down. Then Jacob went to the island and I'm not sure what happened but suddenly it took a turn and I felt like the story completely changed and it was disconcerting for me. While I enjoyed the first half and had it stayed in that tone I would have kept it a 4 star the second half felt rushed and monster hunting seeking adventure thrill ride and I didn't care for it which sadly brought this down from a 4 to a 3 star.
Enjoyed but didn't care enough for the characters in the second half to really want to pick up the second book.

The Problems: It fell apart at the end. I did not care for the characters at tall once we got to the island and the mystery fell apart.
The Wins: The book was great to the point of the island.
Goodreads Grade: 3 out of 5 stars
Would you recommend this book to others? No not really and now I will not continue the series.


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